Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Summertime Banana Split Push Pops with Blue Bunny® Ice Cream

This post is sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine and as usual, I would never promote a product that I would not personally use.
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How excited are you guys that summer is here?
I have such great memories of summertime as a kid and I am always looking for cute ways to make it special for my boys. My older son goes to summer school every June, because he has special needs, so it's nice to give him a little treat when he comes home from school in the afternoon. 
We've also been going to swimming lessons every afternoon, so this little treat is a great way to cool off after an afternoon at the pool!
Today, I'm going to show you how you can use Blue Bunny® ice cream to make these adorable banana split push pops!

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Here is what you are going to need: 

Push Pop Containers (you can purchase at any craft store)
Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla
Blue Bunny® Chocolate
Blue Bunny® Double Strawberry
Smuckers® Strawberry Spoonable Ice Cream Topping
Maraschino Cherries
1 Banana (sliced)
Whipped Topping

We picked up all these items at Wal-Mart. They have a huge display of Blue Bunny® ice cream for you to choose from! I love these new clear containers that allow you to see the yummy swirls of flavor inside!
 Let's just say that your kids are going to be super pumped when you tell them you are buying three gallons of ice cream! 



This recipe cannot be easier.
 Start with your Blue Bunny® Chocolate Ice Cream and spoon in a small layer on the bottom of the push pop. Top with a slice of banana. 
If you want them to be extra pretty, make sure you wipe the insides of the push pop containers after every layer. 

Spoon in a layer of Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla and top with another banana slice. 
Then, add a spoonful of the Smuckers® Spoonable Strawberry Ice Cream Topping. These spoonable toppings are a great way to add extra yumminess to your ice cream treats!


Finally, add a layer of the Blue Bunny® Double Strawberry. Top with another slice of banana. 


Add another banana slice on the top and replace the push pop top. 


Freeze for at least 2 hours. 
When the pops have firmed up again, and you are ready to serve, remove the top and add whipped topping and a cherry on top!


I displayed mine in this fun little galvanized box. I just added some styrofoam and some bag shred in the bottom to get them to stand up on their own. Some push pop containers have tops that double as the "bottoms" so that they stand up on their own. 



 You can't ask for a snack that's more fun that this!
The best part is that you could totally customize these pops with any flavor combination!
Leave me a comment and let me know which flavors you want to try!
Happy summer! 



print recipe

Banana Split Push Pops
Celebrate your summer with Blue Bunny® Ice Cream!
Ingredients
  • 4 Push Pop Containers
  • Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla
  • Blue Bunny® Chocolate
  • Blue Bunny® Double Strawberry
  • Smuckers® Strawberry Spoonable Ice Cream Topping
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 sliced Banana
  • Whipped topping
Instructions
Start with your Blue Bunny® Chocolate Ice Cream and spoon in a small layer on the bottom of the push pop. Top with a slice of banana. If you want them to be extra pretty, make sure you wipe the insides of the push pop containers after every layer. Spoon in a layer of Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla and top with another banana slice. Then, add a spoonful of the Smuckers® Spoonable Strawberry Ice Cream Topping. These spoonable toppings are a great way to add extra yumminess to your ice cream treats! Finally, add a layer of the Blue Bunny® Double Strawberry. Top with another slice of banana. Add another banana slice on the top and replace the push pop top. Freeze for at least 2 hours. When the pops have firmed up again, and you are ready to serve, remove the top and add whipped topping and a cherry on top
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 Push Pops

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Explore Your Summer with Evite

What fun plans do you have for this summer? 
Usually summer means one thing....BEACH!
My family is headed on a Disney cruise, so we are counting down the days until we can see those crystal blue Caribbean waters!
If you are looking to host a party this summer (and I'm sure you are!) Evite has got you covered with a ton of cute new Evites for your summer entertaining!
Evite asked me to look over their new line of invitations and use one of them to inspire a fun party idea that you can replicate at home!

I was immediately drawn to this beautiful sandcastle themed invitation. 
This invitation could be used for a variety of fun parties, from a little girl's birthday to a fun couple's night!


I took the idea of this sandcastle "cake" and turned it into a centerpiece!


Here's what you are going to need: 

4-6 pieces 12x12 sand themed cardstock
2 chipboard Hat boxes, one large and one small. 
2 striped straws
1 sheet ocean themed scrapbook embellishments
Colored bunting (or you can make your own by cutting patterned paper)
Blue ruffled trim 
Hot Glue Gun


It's as easy as covering the two boxes with scrapbook paper using hot glue to adhere the paper to the box. Once you have both boxes covered, then glue the blue ribbon trim around the outsides of the lids. 
Stack the boxes in the shape of a cake. 
Add scrapbook embellishments around the bottoms of the boxes. 
Glue two striped straws to the top of the smaller hatbox. 
Thread buntings on thin ribbon or fishing wire. Attach each end to one end of the straws. 
Add to a cake stand of your choice, and voila! 



The best part of this project is that it's fully customizable for your party! Add starfish if you love those, or even fun beach balls for a kid's party! Making it personal is easy, just like Evite! 


         I am part of the Evite Influencer Program and have been compensated for this post. #sponsored #bethere #evite